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New Oculus VR Headset On The Way: Jump Into Virtual Reality With The $200 Oculus Go

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the Oculus Go, a $200 standalone virtual reality headset that looks to attract more people to the technology. Oculus also provided more details on Santa Cruz, its next-generation headset that is in the prototype stage.

Wearable Tech October 12, 2017

Oculus Highlights The Importance Of VR Exclusives, Explains Why They're Necessary

Oculus content VP Jason Rubin has now spoken about the company’s approach to exclusives. He has highlighted the importance of such titles, noting that creating such an ecosystem can drive VR adoption.

Wearable Tech July 10, 2017

Zenimax Now Chasing Samsung's Gear VR After Winning Lawsuit Against Facebook-Owned Oculus

Zenimax, after winning $500 million in a lawsuit against Facebook-owned Oculus, has launched a new lawsuit against Samsung and its Oculus-powered Gear VR headset. Will the legal battle ever end?

Gadgets May 16, 2017

Oculus Cofounder Palmer Luckey Is Officially Leaving Facebook, Just A Year After The Rift Launched

It’s official: Palmer Luckey is leaving Facebook, three years after Facebook acquired the company he cofounded. The exit follows Luckey’s thinning public appearances, high-profile lawsuits, and a recent corporate shakeup.

Business Tech March 31, 2017

John Carmack Sues Former Employer ZeniMax For $22.5 Million

John Carmack, the new CTO of Oculus, has sued ZeniMax Media for not paying the remaining amount for id Software purchase. However, ZeniMax stated that the claims made by Carmack are baseless.

Business Tech March 10, 2017

Facebook Rolls Out Samsung Gear VR App For Viewing 360-Degree Photos, Videos

Facebook has officially rolled out Facebook 360 for Gear VR owners, the definitive way to watch 360-degree content populating its site. Basic and straightforward at present, Facebook promised to equip the new app with more social features down the line.

Apps/Software March 9, 2017

Oculus Drops Price Of Entry Into VR: Oculus Rift And Touch Controllers Bundle Now Only $598

Oculus has permanently dropped the price of the Oculus Rift headset and the Oculus Touch controllers, with the bundle now only $598. The company has been working to drive down the high cost of entry into virtual reality.

Wearable Tech March 1, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg Visits Oculus Research Lab, Shows Off VR Gloves For Drawing, Typing, And Web-Slinging

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg paid a visit to the Oculus Research Lab in Redmond, Washington. In one of the photos that he uploaded, Zuckerberg can be seen trying out what looks like a prototype for virtual reality gloves.

Gadgets February 10, 2017

Oculus Ordered To Pay ZeniMax $500 Million In VR Lawsuit: Will Oculus Rift Sales Be Stopped?

The jury has awarded ZeniMax $500 million as a result of the lawsuit that it filed against Facebook-owned Oculus VR. While Oculus will lodge an appeal, ZeniMax could seek an injunction to halt sales of the Oculus Rift.

Business Tech February 2, 2017

Voice Search Problems with Your Gear VR? Here’s How to Fix It

If your Samsung Gear VR is having voice search problems, there's a quick fix for that.

Gadgets January 29, 2017

Ex-Android Senior And Xiaomi Global VP Hugo Barra Joins Facebook To Lead Team Oculus, VR Efforts

Facebook has tapped former Xiaomi global VP Hugo Barra to lead its virtual reality efforts. Barra will join Facebook as the new vice president of virtual reality, in charge of Team Oculus.

Business Tech January 26, 2017

Facebook Bought Oculus For $3 Billion, Not $2 Billion: Zuckerberg Discloses Acquisition Details In Trial

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that the virtual reality startup Palmer Luckey had founded, Oculus Rift, was actually purchased for $3 billion. The company is currently facing allegations by ZeniMax’s over its intellectual property.

Business Tech January 18, 2017

Oculus Theft Case: Mark Zuckerberg Will Testify In $2 Billion Lawsuit

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be testifying in a $2 billion lawsuit filed by ZeniMax. The lawsuit alleges that the technology for the Oculus Rift VR had been stolen from ZeniMax by some Oculus employees.

Business Tech January 16, 2017

Oculus Ready PCs Starting To Become More Affordable: Gamer Ultra VR Tower Only $500 In Bundle With Oculus Rift

CyberPowerPC's Gamer Ultra VR desktop PC, which is capable of supporting the Oculus Rift, has a price tag of $650. However, it only costs $500 when bundled with the $600 virtual reality headset.

Computers January 10, 2017

Facebook Acquires The Eye Tribe: How Will The Eye-Tracking Startup Improve The Oculus Rift?

Facebook has acquired The Eye Tribe, which is an eye-tracking technology startup. The social media company made the acquisition to further improve the capabilities of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

Business Tech December 29, 2016

Oculus Makes Samsung Gear VR More Social With Parties And Rooms For Virtual Hangouts

Oculus has just made the Samsung Gear VR experience more social, adding Parties and Rooms for virtual hangouts. Parties brings voice calls into the mix, while Rooms allows users to meet up in VR and do stuff together.

Wearable Tech December 19, 2016

Oculus CEO Bows Out To Lead New PC VR Division, Leaves Top Spot Open

Oculus has created two new divisions, one focused on PC and one on mobile. Brendan Iribe, Oculus’ chief executive, will lead the PC division, vacating his CEO duties for Oculus.

Wearable Tech December 13, 2016

Can VR Help People Conquer Their Fear Of Heights And Public Speaking? Samsung Thinks So

Samsung is introducing its Gear VR device in Canada as a tool to cure certain afflictions. The company offers VR modules that can be experienced for several weeks and claims that the VR therapy program has enjoyed success in Europe, Russia and the UAE.

Wearable Tech December 5, 2016

Oculus Touch Ready For Dec. 6 Release: Here Are The 53 Launch Games For The Motion Controllers Coming To The Oculus Rift

The Oculus Touch for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is set to be released on Dec. 6. Here are the launch titles supporting the motion controllers that will be added to the Oculus Store on the same date.

Video Games December 2, 2016

Oculus Rolls Out Asynchronous Spacewarp: Rift VR Headset Now Supported On Cheaper PCs

Oculus has rolled out the Asynchronous Spacewarp, a new technology that lowers the minimum requirements for a PC to support the Oculus Rift.

Computers November 11, 2016

New HTC Vive Headset Under Development: Is This The HTC Vive 2, Code-Named 'Oasis?'

HTC confirmed that it is indeed working on an HTC Vive successor. It will come with still-unspecified hardware improvements but a number of these were designed to support the company's new initiative, the Viveport Arcade.

Wearable Tech November 4, 2016

Oculus Acquires InfiniLED: Why The VR Company Wants The Low-Power LED Display Specialist

InfiniLED, Oculus' latest acquisition, is an Ireland-based tech startup that manufactures LED technology that can produce more light and better display quality than current technologies such as OLED, Plasma and LCD. It also requires less power that can drastically reduce cost.

Business Tech October 18, 2016

Oculus: Gear VR Function Now Disabled On Galaxy Note 7 Over Fire Hazard

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will go down in history as one hazardous device, and it starts to make others cautious, too. To keep its customers safe from face burns, Oculus disabled the Gear VR app support for Note 7.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 12, 2016

Oculus Connect 3: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Teases Standalone VR Headset That Won't Need A Phone Or PC

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave the world a taste of the company's VR future at Oculus Connect 3, showing off a standalone VR headset that doens't require a phone or a PC.

Gadgets October 6, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, S7, S7 edge Rapid Battery Drain And Overheating Issues: Oculus Releases Update To Fix The Problem

Oculus released a fix to its app that caused many issues with the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy S6 edge. Customers complained of battery draining, overheating and more with the Oculus app.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 3, 2016

Amid Heavy Criticism Over His Pro-Trump Investments, Oculus Founder Gets Two Top Executives On His Side

Oculus cofounder Palmer Luckey stirred great controversy by financially supporting an anti-Clinton group, and his actions affected Oculus as well. Two top company executives, CEO Brendan Iribe and head of content Jason Rubin, have weighed in on the matter, expressing their support for Luckey.

Business Tech September 25, 2016

Oculus Boycott: Developers Drop Support For Oculus After Founder Palmer Luckey Backs Pro-Trump Political Group

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey has been funding a pro-Trump, anti-Clinton meme generator, sparking controversy on the VR scene. A number of developers have announced an Oculus boycott, dropping Oculus support as long as Luckey is involved.

Business Tech September 24, 2016

Oculus Warns Against Using Samsung's Gear VR With The Galaxy Note 7: You Do Not Want The Device To Explode In Your Face

Oculus, the co-maker of the Samsung Gear VR, warned Galaxy Note 7 owners not to use the smartphone with the virtual reality headset. Samsung launched a worldwide recall for the Galaxy Note 7 due to cases of exploding batteries.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 6, 2016

No More Shipping Delays: Oculus Rift Preorders Are Finally Shipped

Oculus announced all Rift headsets that were preordered have all been shipped, with new orders arriving to consumers within two to four business days starting this week.

Gadgets July 13, 2016

Oculus CEO Gets His Twitter Account Hacked: Another Reminder To Take Passwords Seriously

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe's Twitter account just got hacked, reminding online users everywhere to always pick out good passwords and that no one is safe on the internet.

Internet July 1, 2016

Facebook Users Can Now Use Reactions In Virtual Reality For 360-Degree Videos

Oculus began rolling out the ability for Gear VR users to use Facebook Reactions when watching 360-degree videos in virtual reality on Wednesday.

Internet June 23, 2016

30 Oculus Touch Games Promised To Launch: 'Rock Band VR,' 'The Climb' And More

Oculus has released its official list of VR games launching with the Oculus Touch. The list features a massive number of 30 fully realized games, some of which include titles such as 'Rock Band VR,' 'The Climb' and much more!

Wearable Tech June 14, 2016

How To Bypass New Oculus Rift Update That Blocks Porting Games On Competing Headsets

Oculus released a software update that blocks other VR headsets from accessing exclusive Oculus Rift games. However, developers also found workarounds to bypass the block.

Wearable Tech May 22, 2016

Oculus Beefs Up Samsung Gear VR: Facebook 360-Degree Photo Support, New Videos, Redesigned Look And More

Oculus is set to improve the whole experience on the Samsung Gear VR with a slew of new content and features, including but not limited to support for Facebook 360-degree photos and a redesigned Oculus Home.

Apps/Software May 13, 2016

Oculus Shuffles Execs, Taps Fitbit Operating Lead Hans Hartmann As New COO

Oculus has appointed a new chief operating officer by tapping into Fitbit's talent pool. Former Fitbit COO Hans Hartmann will be replacing Oculus founding COO Laird Malamed, who in turn will hold a new executive position within the company.

Business Tech May 5, 2016

Hack Lets You Play Oculus Rift Exclusives On HTC Vive: Oculus Definitely Not Pleased

HTC Vive owners can now toy around with a game and a virtual reality app from Oculus’s backyard. Thanks to a hack dubbed Revive, Vive virtual reality headset owners can enjoy exclusive Oculus Rift content.

Apps/Software April 19, 2016

Oculus Wants The VR World More Immersive With This VR Selfie Stick

Facebook-owned Oculus is poised to make the world of virtual reality more immersive with a VR selfie stick. The technology was demoed at the F8 developer conference on April 13.

April 15, 2016

iFixit Oculus Rift Teardown Reveals Beautiful Innards Of VR Headset And Good Repairability Score

The iFixit team has published a teardwon of the Oculus Rift CV1. The teardown shows that this VR headset has beautiful innards and good repairability score.

Wearable Tech April 1, 2016

Oculus Rift Users Can Now Download 'Farlands' For Free To Discover Strange Creatures, Unknown Habitats

Oculus is now offering 'Farlands' at no cost, so Oculus Rift users can get the most out of the virtual reality headset. Oculus has also announced that shipping for the VR headset units has already kicked off.

Video Games March 30, 2016

Oculus Adds Personalized Facebook Video Tab And Social Functions For 360-Degree Videos In VR

Facebook users will be able to like and share videos directly in VR using the Oculus-powered Gear VR headset.

Wearable Tech March 10, 2016

Samsung Gear VR Goes Social With Oculus Social Games, Trivia And More

Oculus adds in a lot of ways for social interaction in virtual reality. Samsung Gear VR users will now be able to play trivia and adventure games together with friends.

Apps/Software March 10, 2016

HTC Vive vs. Oculus Rift: Comparing The Features, Specs And Pricing Of The World’s Hottest Virtual Reality Headsets

Virtual reality continues to be a strong industry with the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift about to roll out. Here are the specs, pricing and features of the two to help you decide which one is for you.

Wearable Tech February 24, 2016

Oculus Ready PCs And Rift Bundles Now Available For Preorder At Amazon, Best Buy And Microsoft Store

Customers can now preorder Oculus Rift-ready bundles for PCs through Amazon, Best Buy and the Microsoft Store. Prices range from $1,99.00 to more than $3,000 for each bundle, which includes the virtual reality headset and a desktop computer.

Wearable Tech February 17, 2016

Oculus VR Announces Rift-Ready PC Bundles, Preorder Starts On Feb. 16

Details of Oculus-ready PC bundles are out, ranging from $1,499 to over $3,000. Starting on Feb. 16, virtual reality enthusiasts will be able to preorder them via Best Buy, Amazon or the Microsoft Store.

Computers February 10, 2016

Oculus Quill VR Gives Art A Whole New Dimension By Letting Artists Draw In 3D

Oculus might have just created a new art technique. Now, the Oculus Rift is not only for watching movies or playing games, because with the help of the Quill, it now gives illustrators the ability to craft pieces of art.

Gadgets January 27, 2016

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